Neymar chooses his legendary PSG XI of all time

Paris Saint-Germain have had more than their fair share of outstanding players in the past, including Brazilian winger Neymar.

To celebrate the club’s 50th anniversary, PSG asked Neymar to cut his list of all-time greats to just one starting XI of players – which Neymar admitted was very difficult.

Here’s what the Brazilian came up with.

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Dani Alves was an easy inclusion | Jean Catuffe / Getty Images

Gianluigi Buffon (GK) – Starting with one of Neymar’s idols, Buffon only spent a year in Paris in 2018/19, but he clearly did enough in his 25 appearances for the club to earn a place in the squad. by Neymar.

Dani Alves (RB) – Widely regarded as one of the best right-backs of all time, Alves is obviously making the cut here. Neymar admitted it was a “great honor” to play alongside him.

David Luiz (CB) – Many have claimed that Luiz’s stint in Paris between 2014 and 2016 helped make him a reliable defender, and he was part of a dominant center-back duo alongside …

Alex (CB) – Oh, where is Thiago Silva? Instead of the man who made 315 appearances at PSG and won a joint record of seven Ligue 1 titles, Neymar opted for Alex, who preceded Luiz at PSG with an 18-month spell between 2012 and 2014.

Maxwell (LB) – Maxwell, who admitted Neymar showed “gigantic quality” during his stay in France.

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Ronaldinho rose to fame with PSG | – / Getty Images

Thiago Motta (DM) – Due to his “indisputable quality” Motta made the cut in midfield. The Italian ended his career in 2018 after spending six years in Paris.

David Beckham (RM) The ‘exceptional’ Beckham retired from the books of PSG in 2013 after spending just one year at the club, having been one of the many big names to join the club that year.

Nene (LM) – On the left wing, Neymar opted for close friend Nene, who was part of PSG before it was cool. He spent three years at the club before leaving half of the team’s Ligue 1 victory in 2012/13.

Ronaldinho (AM) – We have probably all seen it coming, it is with PSG that Ronaldinho cut his teeth in Europe. The “football magician” spent two years in Paris before leaving for Barcelona, ​​where he won the Ballon d’Or.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Ibrahimovic became PSG’s all-time top scorer | Frédéric Stevens / Getty Images

Zlatan Ibrahimovic (ST) – Ibrahimovic’s signing was the catalyst for PSG’s resurgence in 2012. The Swede won four Ligue 1 titles and was the club’s all-time top scorer when he left in 2016, only to see Edinson Cavani overtake him. two years later.

George Weah (ST) – Someone read the history books. Weah was PSG’s star striker between 1992 and 1995, and his goals helped PSG clinch four trophies. He was the 1994/95 Champions League top scorer and he won the Ballon d’Or six months after leaving for AC Milan.

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